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Clergyman , educator

Aaron Erastus Prince, American clergyman, educator.


Prince, Aaron Erastus was born on January 1, 1887 in Fairfield, Illinois, United States. Son of Review Peter and Emma Jane (Young) Prince.


Bachelor of Arts, Howard Payne U. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Doctor of Laws, La Grange College. Doctor of Divinity, Ewing College.


Deceased October 18, 1946). Children—Esther E. (Mistress Howard L. Jackson), Ruth A. (Mistress R. Allen Hunt), Mary L. (Mistress Edwin F. Moore), Grace L. (Mistress Glen Lee Greene), Dorothy E., Aaron, Junior. Married second, Virginia Faye Dixon, August 7, 1949.

Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1904. Held student pastorates in Illinois, 1904-1910. Pastor, Casey, Illinois, 1910-1912, Ewing, Illinois, 1912-1914, Charleston, Illinois, 1914-1916, LaGrange, Missouri, 1916-1919, Eldorado, Illinois, 1919-1921, Marion, Illinois, 1921-1927, Brownwood, Texas, 1927-1934, Pineville, Louisiana, 1934-1939, West Monroe, Louisiana, 1939-1941.

Pastor Fifth St. Church, Hannibal, Missouri, 1941-1944, pastor emeritus, 1944-1980. President Hannibal LaGrange College, 1941-1950. Pastor First Baptist Church, Effingham, Illinois, 1950-1951.

Pastor Baptist Tabernacle, Auckland, New Zealand, 1951-1952. Principal Hawaiian Baptist Academy, 1952-1953. 1st president Honolulu Christan College, 1953-1955.

Stewardship Evangelist, 1955-1957. Pastor 1st Baptist Church, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1957-1958, Emmanuel chapel, Scott Field Air Force Base, 1958-1959, Maplewood Park Baptist Church, Cahokia, Illinois, 1960-1966, pastor emeritus, 1977-1980. Pastor Water Tower Baptist Church, St. Louis, 1966-1968, 70-74, pastor emeritus, 1974-1980.

Administrator chaplain Temple Retirement Home, Bridgeton, Missouri, 1966-1967. Director 4 Minute Speakers, Publicity Department, United States Government for Northeast Missouri, World War I, 1917-1919. Chaplain United States Veterans Hospital, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1937-1939, Central Louisiana Eastern State Hospital, 1935-1939, Louisiana State Industrial School for Girls, 1937-1939.


Member education board Southern Baptist Convention, 1919-1921, Board Foreign Missions, 1921-1927, Relief and Annuity Board, 1937-1940. Recording secretary Executive Board Illinois Baptist State Association, 1919-1927. Member Executive Board Baptist General Convention, Texas, 1927-1934.

Member Louisiana Baptist Hospital Board, 1935-1941. Member Ewing College Alumni Association (president 1958-1980). Mason (32 degree), Odd.


Married Pearl Bonner, August 24, 1909.; married second, Virginia Faye Dixon, August 7, 1949. Children: Esther E. (Mistress Howard L. Jackson), Ruth A. (Mistress R. Allen Hunt), Mary L. (Mistress Edwin F. Moore), Grace L. (Mistress Glen Lee Greene), Dorothy E., Aaron, Junior.

Review Peter Prince

Emma Jane (Young) Prince

Virginia Faye Dixon

Pearl Bonner

Grace L. Prince (Mistress Glen Lee Greene)

Mary L. Prince (Mistress Edwin F. Moore)

Ruth A. Prince (Mistress R. Allen Hunt)

Esther E. Prince (Mistress Howard L. Jackson)

Jr Prince

Aaron Prince

Dorothy E. Prince